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ROCKOLLECTIONS: ART AND ARTISTS PT.4 END

Loudon Wainwright III set the table at the end of the last Chapter.
This final time out it's songs about Famous Artists In History!
Beginning with the man who brung us to the party.
I'll have a song in here I particularly like from 1968, one that I would have found a reason to play someday even without this Series.
But it fits!
Included are some album cuts from both a commercial failure and a smash hit.
This brief Series was intended as a break from the ordinary and an appeal to your intellect- but then, that’s what I always try to do.
For a long time now I have known that the listeners of this show possess an above average intelligence
I wouldn’t want it any other way, lol!
Enjoy!
 
Here are the links to Art History, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
 
At Podomatic:
 
 

At Soundcloud:
 
 

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Comment by Mike Pell on April 4, 2014 at 1:28pm

Oh Jon, starting trouble again.

The dramatics of this makes me laugh, "Unbelievable. I'm just sickened."

Hahahahahaha!!!

I am SURE RJ was kidding, like he was with Jerry Lewis and the Playboy staff in the first half!

And it's the type of humor YOU are noted for, lol!

You know, if there was a "like" button on CRB, people would be changing it with you all the time, LOL!

What a guy...hahahahaha!!!!

Comment by Mike Pell on April 4, 2014 at 1:17pm
RJ,
Yeah, there are always going to be differences in the halves and how much people like them- comes with the territory, nothing anybody can do.
I had forgotten about that Paul Simon tune, has a nice feel to it.
Thought I had similar one by Van Morrison, but it turned out he was singing about a French poet not an artist, lol!
Kidding me agin with this eh? "That last track by David Lee Roth was okay, but his voice sounded much different than it did in his Van Halen days."
You guys!
I was puffed up for having thought of the McCartney and Wings Picasso tune, figured a lot of folks would have forgotten it.
Turned out I had forgotten how long it was, and the changes it goes through, lol!
But I still like it.
And the Golden Pell to Michaelangelo by Emmylou Harris!
Again in this one, I had no idea what you might pick, maybe David Roth cause I think that's a beauty.
Well now that's nice to hear, my pulling greatness from what many would think is nothingness.
I said it a couple of times, that was probably the most challenging couple of shows I've ever done.
Feels real good that I was able to it at all, even if I played MOSTLY songs people never heard before.
New music, no matter how old...right, lol?
Thanks for the good listen and writing,
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on April 3, 2014 at 1:42am
Jon,
I have loved that National Gallery song since 1968, when I first heard it.
Hahahaha...Makes me want to grab a copy of Grit and head to the bathroom.
Classy? You GOT NO CLASS, LOL!
And "my cholesterol" for Michaelangelo?
You are a pisser.
Yeah, saw right through it eh? I was definitely buttering biscuits, lol!
But there is truth in there, I do approach the shows with a scholarly angle.
"Beginning with the man who brung us to the party." Hey, I was using slang to show I am one of the common people, lol!
As for the Pauls, not sure what you mean here, "Paul Simon is singing about Oreos. Cookie song!"
But I definitely agree, although it took you to point it out, McCartney's is a "Drinking song! Ho hey ho!"
I'll ignore the "boys touch me", I am a straight arrow, don't even own a raincoat to flash.
Hey I'm on your side, I loved Norman Rockwell.
It was those arty-farty critics who criticized him probably because he was patriotic.
The great Four Freedoms he did, and many a returning soldier was in his paintings.
Ah finally a kind word- "This was a good show with some fine music. Yeah!"
OH YEAH!!!
Thanks for the listen and make me laugh writing,
Mike
Comment by Jon on April 2, 2014 at 11:36am

Hey, I tried to make it easier for you by leaving out that tough word "of".

You're welcome!

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on April 2, 2014 at 11:32am

I wish we had a "like" button on CRB.  I would not use it for Jon's latest comment.

Comment by Jon on April 2, 2014 at 11:24am

Not David Lee Roth.

"....the listeners of this show possess an above average intelligence." should be changed to "SOME the listeners of this show possess an above average intelligence."

Unbelievable. I'm just sickened.

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on April 2, 2014 at 11:03am

This half was good for sure, but not quite up to the previous two halves.  Still, a couple of tracks I really liked.

The Paul Simon tune was nice.  Gentle.  Like always with him.  Just a soothing voice.

That last track by David Lee Roth was okay, but his voice sounded much different than it did in his Van Halen days.

I was gonna give the Golden Pell to McCartney and Wings, but that part towards the end wasn't so great, so I decided to go with the first song that I thought was really cool...

Michael Angelo by Emmy Lou Harris.  That was really nice.

And a terrific series Mike.  You have done it again, pulling greatness from what many would think is nothingness.  

Comment by Jon on April 2, 2014 at 7:46am

Ooooooh. That second song is old-timey. Makes me want to copy of Grit and head to the bathroom! The National Gallery, you say? I like vocalizing like that. Probably because I'm classy.

Emmylou Harris, you say? Nice song, really nice. But I kept thinking she was singing "my cholesterol". Ha, ha ha?

"For a long time now I have known that the listeners of this show possess an above average intelligence".

Say what? Who's biscuits are you trying to butter?

"Beginning with the man who brung us to the party." C'mon, man!

Paul Simon is singing about Oreos. Cookie song!

Drinking song! Ho hey ho!

Ok, I could swear you said "boys touch me", but in actuality you said "always touched me" when you were talking about Norman Rockwell. I had to listen to that a couple times just to make sure. it's all good. But what was wrong with Norman? I liked The Saturday Evening Post when I was younger, don't know if it had to do with the cover art or what since I don't really remember any articles. Maybe the centerfold, and that was it. Why did I like it when I was a kid? I will never know.

This was a good show with some fine music. Yeah!

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